Big Blue is black and blue.
Pugh's absence will be a huge loss for a Giants offensive line that has grown stronger as their disappointing season has gone along. The versatile lineman played wherever New York needed him, either at left guard or at right tackle this season. Pugh is the second Giants starter on the front line to likely be lost for a significant amount of time; center Weston Richburg was placed on injured reserve recently with a concussion.
Here are the other injuries we're tracking on this Wednesday in Week 11 of the 2017 NFL season:
- Aaron Rodgers took a step forward in his rehab back from a broken collarbone that has sidelined him since Week 6.
Rodgers was spotted taking snaps from a trainer and at times whipping a towel in a throwing motion during the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The paper added that Rodgers also worked on cardio and agility drills in his first work done in front of the media since suffering the injury to his throwing shoulder.
Rodgers' backup, Brett Hundley, was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Hundley was reported with a hamstring injury following last week's win over the Bears.
- Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler, who is dealing with an injured right shoulder, was limited in practice Wednesday.
- Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said quarterbackBrett Hundley (hamstring) will be a full participant in practice. McCarthy is hopeful wide receiver Ty Montgomery (rib) will play Sunday.
- Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said quarterback Drew Stanton (knee) has made more progress than expected. Blaine Gabbert took majority of first team reps Wednesday. Arians said he will likely make a QB decision by Friday.
- Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby (ankle), tight end Zach Ertz (hamstring) and safety Jaylen Watkins (hamstring) were all full participants in practice today.
- New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro (groin) was limited in practice. Linebacker A.J. Klein (ankle) did not practice.